29th Sun C
Sunday 18th October 2020

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Mirror meditation

In the Letter of James, we are told that the Scriptures are like a mirror in which we can see ourselves. In this type of meditation we take a piece of Scripture, hold it before us and consider what echoes within our heart. These echoes help us to see who we are before God and how we are loved.

What usually echoes in us are situations that we are dealing with in our lives. When something strikes us, we do not actively try to solve the situation or work it through. Rather we sit holding it in God's love. The point of such a meditation is to make space within the situation for God's love to be. In 'sitting with' such a situation, painful or sad, we come to recognise the love of God that is at work on our lives.

The suggestions for Mirror reflections can also be used for Exercise reflections but wouldn't be advised for Driving Prayer as often some degree of emotion or distraction might rise in such prayer.

This Sunday's Mirror Meditation

Sit quietly in the love of your God. Rest awhile in the simplicity of God’s love.

When you are relaxed, consider the complex situations you face in life: family issues, health challenges, personal issues, difficulties at work…the list could go on

Choose one of these and consider how you react when it flares up. How do you feel, what do you do…or not do? How do you feel being overwhelmed?

Bring your responses before God and ask God to sift through those responses showing you different ways to respond. Let your imagination go free. Let God show you how complexity can be a source of grace.

Rest quietly in the love of your God.